Pinback Live at Black Cat on 2004-04-12
- Live concert
The levels were set a little too high, but the recording still sounds fine to me.
- Sony MDS-JE520 > M-Audio DiO 2448 > Cool Edit 2000 > FLAC frontend 1.7.1 (Level 8)
- Washington, DC
- Taped by
- Gregory Martin
- Transferred by
- Gregory Martin
- Black Cat
Subject: Sounds OK
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Subject: the bear likes the music
Subject: Not a live band.
Subject: Pinback live
Anyway, I recently had the chance to catch Pinback live at the Social in Orlando, FL. I made the mistake, however, of putting too much expectation on their live incarnation. I was pretty disappointed with the show. Not only did I leave early but I went outside for about 15 minutes mid-way through their set. I don't think Rob Crow or Armistead Burwell Smith IV can recreate their vocal parts very well in a live setting. There were off-key moments and the whole feel of some songs I had grown to love so much was totally different live. I attribute this more to their drummer than anything else. On the records, Pinback use drum machines mostly, at least on the two cd's mentioned above (I can't tell if "Offcell" uses an acoustic set or if it's more programming). Their live drummer had such a one dimensional sound and really just flattened out so much of the emotion I got from the cd. The live version of "tripoli" is a good example of what I mean. I really can't think of a song that has come along and just knocked my socks off more than "Pinback CD's" opening track. I can only describe it in one word: "perfection". So I was REALLY disappointed to find that in a live setting they could not live up to what they do in the studio. I don't mean to bad mouth these guys. I'm just a bit confused as to why they brought this material on the road when they really can't perform it very well. I do have to say that the new material they played... I think it's from "offcell".. sounded awesome! it's just different to me than the jaw dropping pop of "Pinback CD" and "Blue Screen Life".
Pinback is still one of my favorite bands. They are right up there with the Sea and Cake( a band that is awesome live!) It's just that in the studio they really nail those vocal parts that push the song through the mundane plane. The old material does not live up to the recordings due to the fact that a) it's difficult to sing live and b) that drummer is weak. I hope no one thinks I am saying anything negative about Pinback. They are one of the best bands out their right now. I just wish they had been better live... remember, this is only one guy's OPINION.
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